postcode lottery

noun

British a situation in which the standard of medical care, education, etc, received by the public varies from area to area, depending on the funding policies of various health boards, local authorities, etc

Nearby words

  1. postcentral sulcus,
  2. postcibal,
  3. postclassical,
  4. postcode,
  5. postcode discrimination,
  6. postcode prescribing,
  7. postcoital,
  8. postcoitus,
  9. postcolonial,
  10. postcomm

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